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Orange Oak - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 32
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhinos00 on 12-07-2009)
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earthboundagain

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a golden orange, with a white head. The nose is wonderful; I get some oak and orange, with a bit of Brett funk. Ok the taste is a light vanilla, with a dusting of oak, with a bit a bitter orange at the end. The beer is smooth and crisp.

Good brew, and will get better with a few years on it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2011 19:54:03 | More by earthboundagain
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1%

02-01-2012 16:08:42 | More by fo1ksguitar
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2011 03:32:04 | More by boatshoes
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beveritt

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a brown bomber into a tulip. I have a few of these bottles left over from the release party and figured now is as good a time as any to check them out. Bottle 3/156, bottled 11/28/09.

Appearance: Pours with half a finger of very light, nearly white head. This settles very quickly to a thin ring around the glass and a few islands of foam here and there. The beer itself is brilliant amber with just the slightest chill haze.

Smell: Tart cherry sweetness upfront with definite sourness funk in the finish. I think I get a hint of orange, but it may very be bias based on knowing how the beer was made.

Taste: Tart upfront with distinct undertones of the oak; vanilla and an earthy flavor. Mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good.

Drinkability: A not-overly-tart sour that I could handle several of. Another hit from Jackie O's extensive line of brews.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 00:56:23 | More by beveritt
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From 22oz bomber to Devil's Backbone glass on 5/5/12
*From notes

A: It looks almost like unfiltered OJ. No real head, sans a white .25 finger topper that fades quickly. No lacing or collar.

S: Sour oranges. The wild yeast is quite prevalent at this point, and it's about as funky as you'd expect.

T: Tart, bitter blood oranges. It's like they've been sitting in the back of the fridge for a couple of months. The balance of funk and fruit is extremely well done. And there's a touch of woody tannin on the finish.

M: Too oily for my liking. The carbonation is a tad low, which intensifies the sour more then it should.

O: Another winner from Señor Clark at Jackie O's. I love me some fruit beers, and this is no exception. Wonderfully balanced and something I'd reach for again. Easily recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 21:34:07 | More by Rhettroactive
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev +1%

01-14-2013 00:12:41 | More by MordorMongo
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

05-22-2012 18:16:44 | More by kjkinsey
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1%

01-07-2013 00:05:37 | More by AlexFields
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

11-26-2011 02:52:30 | More by Exiled
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brew3crew

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at jackie o's

A-hazy orange with white lacing around the edges.
S-orange peel and a little bit of sour
T-alot lot like it smells. the orange really came through more than I expected
m-medium body and smooth
o-nice beer. Would love to see what the sourness does with age.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2011 13:26:47 | More by brew3crew
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

12-15-2011 09:05:11 | More by corby112
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pest

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

11-17-2011 05:35:35 | More by pest
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

05-21-2012 05:17:03 | More by Texasfan549
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Bcarson7287

California

4/5  rDev +1%

09-16-2013 23:38:03 | More by Bcarson7287
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +1%

11-15-2011 17:45:28 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1%

11-14-2011 11:07:57 | More by TurdFurgison
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I wanted to see what this was like from a bottle, not insanely tired, and with a clean palate while the on-tap version was still fresh in my mind.

Poured into a tulip. Bottle #17 of 216, 2011 vintage.

3.5 A: Unfortunately, the appearance from the bottle isn't any better than the tap. Hazed orange brownish color. One finger of white head quickly fell and left just a touch of non-uniform lacing.

4.0 S: Strangely seems a bit mellower than the on-tap version. Lots of oak and orange. Just a touch of citrusy hops. Not quite as funky, but what is there is horse blanket and dank wood barnyard. No astringency.

4.0 T: The taste follows suite. Mellower than on-tap. Big hits of orange. Oak to a lesser extent. Light to moderate bitterness. Musty basement and sweat sock funk. Low astringency.

3.5 M: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit lower than the tap version. Could be creamier, but very smooth.

4.0 D: Verdict: The two versions are detectably different, but equal in terms of quality. The bottle version seems to be mellower and smoother, while the on-tap version is more in your face and unrefined. Either way, a very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 00:42:16 | More by DavoleBomb
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Spider889

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like the new tulips that Jackie O's has been using for their Belgians and sours.

The beer is a cloudy burnt orange color. Not really any head, leaving minimal lace.

Lots of brett in the nose - tartness and light fruity funk. Green cherry and apple skins mingle with sweet tangerine and some pine from the hops.

There's a dry tartness to the taste. Mild funk and pleasant oak. Bitterness comes through pretty strong midway. I had my doubts about adding brett to a hopped up beer, but this does actually work. Orange pith and even some flesh follows through on the finish.

Very dry and with a lingering bitterness.

Overall this was an interesting experiment. Not my favorite of the new sours, but certainly an intriguing beer. Though this is my favorite Jackie O's label to date.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2011 09:52:28 | More by Spider889
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-10-2013 23:46:14 | More by Kegatron
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-14-2013 00:33:48 | More by BeerHunter76
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-31-2014 11:51:58 | More by zestar
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Gtreid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-24-2013 11:46:37 | More by Gtreid
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Chris, thanks man.

The beer pours a super hazy straw orange color with very little head or lacing at all.

The smell has a great citrus bouquet with some wild yeast notes as well, not a whole lot after the initial aroma.

The taste has a lot of clementine to it, definitely dominates the flavor along with some banana and grapefruit. Not bad, but almost seems like drinking a juice blend than drinking a beer.

The feel is somewhat thin and a bit acidic, but not terrible.

Overall, ok but not amazing.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 01:54:41 | More by Dreadnaught33
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billab914

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz poured into my Portsmouth tulip. It poured bright orange in color with a very thin white lacing barely covering the top.

The aroma shows a moderate, sour, funkiness with some tart and crisp fruits. I get a little fruity sweetness coming out, along with a touch of oak.

In the taste I get a very tart orange and grapefruit like flavor to it. I get a little sour funkiness to it, but it leans more towards a tart orange juice like flavor.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation for the style. Overall, it was a pretty decent and interesting beer but not a real outstanding one. I did Like the orange flavors to it.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 13:51:24 | More by billab914
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared at FosterJM's birthday celebration courtesy of MrHirschybar.

Bottle # 41/216.

Pours a murky orange with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with citrus fruit, citrus zest, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same but there is a definite medicinal flavor that I am picking up that I am really not very fond of. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it smells much better than it tastes in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 22:39:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
Orange Oak from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.